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D-Day 75 at Cumbria Museum of Military Life

The British and Canadian Experience Tuesday 11 June 2019 – 6pm at Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle continues their Tuesday Talks series with a talk on D-Day by Matthew Wood. Entitled ‘D-Day 75 The British and Canadian Experience’ Matthew will take a closer look into the immense planning, preparation, deception and detail […]

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Who do you think you are?

Many of us have wondered about our ancestors at one stage or another.  Where did they live, what did they do and how did their lives shape us? Family histories can be fascinating and when you find a relative that achieved something special, often it doesn’t matter if it’s good or bad because the story […]

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The Little Book of Cumbria – Maryport

Maryport  history Back in the early 18th century there was a small village along the Solway coast called Ellenfoot, as it was situated at the mouth of the River Ellen.  At that time it was described as ‘the resort of a few miserable fisherman who had huts along the beach’. That all changed within a […]

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Cumbria Gears Up For Tour of Britain

Cumbria is gearing up to take centre stage at this year’s Tour of Britain tomorrow, with the county playing host to two full stages of British Cycling’s premier road race.  In a major coup for Cumbria, the 2018 event will be the first time that two full stages of one of Britain’s have been held […]

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Sarah-Louise Young

Cabaret Chameleon character comedy comes to Rosehill Theatre: Saturday 15 September

Character comedy from West End to West Cumbria A star of the West End will bring original songs and award-winning character comedy to West Cumbria on 15 September. Sarah-Louise Young delivers sassy and saucy entertainment through her creations, from tortured French chanteuse La Poule Plombée to washed-up lounge crooner Bernie St Clair. A writer, performer […]

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Parade To Celebrate International Women’s Day

Hundreds of women are expected to turn out for a parade in Carlisle this Saturday. It’s an opportunity for them to show off the banners they created in collaboration with the artist Karen MacDougall and 11 museums from around the county. Girl Guides, the Women’s Institute, Soroptimists Interntional, the Trefoil Guild and museum staff will be […]

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Follow the Drum – Women’s Stories From The Regiment

Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle will be kick-starting the first of three exhibitions this year at the Museum with Follow the Drum – Women’s stories from the Regiment. Opening on International Women’s Day and preceding Mothers Day “Follow the Drum” shares the highs and lows of military life from a woman’s perspective. […]

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Stobart Group Starts Recruitment Drive at Carlisle Lake District Airport

Carlisle Lake District Airport (CLDA) has started a recruitment drive ahead of the airport launching commercial and business flights on 4 June, Stobart Group announced today. CLDA is offering a number of exciting opportunities, including air traffic controller roles and a security manager position. The airport, which was been owned by Stobart Group since 2009, is […]

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Crowdfunding Scheme Could Mean 1 Up for Carlisle’s ‘Nerds’

A new venture is hoping to become the hub of Carlisle’s “nerd” culture – and they’ve set up a crowdfunding page to help them get there. The newly opened, 1Up Comics and Collectibles on Carlisle’s Castle Street, is the joint venture of two self-confessed comic geeks. Marti Smith and Dan Barbour share a love of […]

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A NATIONAL Festival Backed by the BBC will Celebrate Local Norse history.

The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven, has been chosen to take part in the BBC Civilisations Festival which will see the broadcasting giant partner with museums, galleries, libraries and archives across the nation to showcase civilisation through the ages. The museum will be hosting a series of events and online resources that tell the story of Norse […]

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